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#12992 of 13267 Re: San Diego - Costco Program [akhatri]
Aug 10, 2013 (3:46 pm)
In Los Angeles area-
Last night I bought a 2014 MDX 2WD Tech 1 Package, Diamond White Pearl/Eucalyptus
$1,900+ off MSRP Where: Acura 1000 Oaks. I got my deal working with Sam. He is the internet sale department manager and has worked at Acura for 16 years. If he is not there, day off or something…..wait. I don’t think that I would have gotten as good a deal from the other salesmen there.
Never had any dealing with this dealership before, but they are part of a large dealer group in the area. I made the deal on the phone and the paperwork at the dealership was smooth and straight-forward. They even let me put part of the purchase on my Airline Miles credit card. How great is that. Sam hooked up our phones and went over the the NAV and Audio system. We would have been there all night, but the security guard kicked us out so he could lock the gate
This is my 2nd Acura. First on was new 1987 Legend. When I bought it in '86, no one had even heard of Acura. I kept that one for 17 years- 245k miles. The Legend was an amazing car for it day and this 2014 MDX look like it will be just a great.
I had no idea what the new IDS system was about when I first test drove the vehicle. There is no way a 15 minute test drive on city streets/Freeway will demonstrate how great this works, I live in the hills, several miles up a windy road. Switching the IDS to "sport" changes the whole steering, throttle and handling characteristics and makes the MDX preform remarkable well for it size in the curves and hills. Switching back to the "comfort” setting on the freeway makes it ride like old Lincoln, soft and mushy; but that is a good thing for long road trips.
I would write more, but I want to go out and play with my new "toy"
Thanks to all who posted to this and similar threads here on Edmunds. I got a lot of help and I hope this pays it forward.
#12993 of 13267 2014 MDX Production Problems?
Aug 13, 2013 (7:17 pm)
I ordered a blk/parch adv/ent in June that was supposed to be in any day. Still don't have it, production keeps getting pushed back. Feeling very frustrated. Anyone having a similar problem and know the deal?
#12994 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [dwm4]
Aug 15, 2013 (9:34 am)
Your dealer should be able to provide you with the assembly date and approximate delivery date (which may be a week late). My dealer is receiving the cars that were ordered in June or July. MDXs seem to arriving here weekly. Salesman that I talked with yesterday in Lexington KY has a delivery date for 1st week in October for his personal MDX; he didn't say when he had ordered it.
#12995 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [pete2815]
Aug 15, 2013 (9:50 am)
Not only that, they should supply you with the VIN number of your ordered vehicle. Chances are they have had buyers paying more than you and they have had your ordered car and sold it figuring they have you on the hook.
Speak up and don't be a wuss
#12996 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [mlevinedc3]
Aug 16, 2013 (6:09 pm)
Not remotely true. Advance/Entertainment orders have been in very small supply since the intro of the 2014 MDX. I have a client who placed a deposit the day before the 2014 went on sale for a certain AWD Adv/Ent, and at that time the first on order cars anywhere that I could access not already sold, had end of July build dates. The original 7/27 has come and gone, and the build dates have changed repeatedly moving back day by day now to 8/16.
We have no control over this, however Acura is trying to balance model production and colors and when the build dates get pushed, the most we know is the latest projected build date and order #. Vin # is not assigned until it is actually produced and headed for shipment, usually a few days later.
If you've been waiting for your Advance, give it patience. Everyone is waiting and as a rare configuration always produced in low numbers, it will take time but be worth the wait. If one location can get the car or the order, stay with it as no one else will be able to get it any sooner, watching production time to come. Most all 2014 MDX Tech/Ent and Adv/Ent models in existence on order or in transit for the next few months are still all sold orders. Worth the wait for a reason.
#12997 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [beach15]
Aug 17, 2013 (4:33 am)
Surprisingly, my dealer has three Advance/Ent but none with just Advance. That's out of 45+ sitting on the lot so they're definitely a small portion.
They had five '13 models remaining which is what I stopped to talk about. Deals on them aren't as strong as I expected and he thought they would be gone this weekend. I had a chance to trade up from my '12 to a '13 for around ~$5k difference but I just decided it wasn't worth it. Mine has been flawless for almost a year and 23k miles so I'll just stick with it.
#12998 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [sebring95]
Aug 17, 2013 (4:58 am)
I believe the Advanced and Ent are now one package. I want an Advanced, I have no need for the ENT nonsense.
#12999 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [mlevinedc3]
Aug 17, 2013 (6:18 am)
You are correct...so that explains it! I agree on the entertainment...seems to be a totally outdated feature and it sucks being forced to buy something that expensive. In fact we had an '11 Sienna Ltd before the MDX that had the entertainment package (pretty much forced into buying it) and when we sold it the headphones were still in the bubblewrap. Kids don't have any interest in watching a "DVD" since they all have their own personal devices with netflix, etc.
#13000 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [sebring95]
Aug 17, 2013 (7:34 am)
I spoke with my dealership this morning about getting a 2013 MDX with Technology package only. I'm in NJ and was told they're all sold out. Checked on the internet sites for various dealerships and it seems true. Guess I missed the boat on the model year closeout.
Of course, the dealership wants me to come in and drive the 2014 MDX. My lease is up in February 2014 and they're offering to get me out of my lease early. My gut tells me I'll get a better deal later in the year when the hoopla of the new design dies down.
Any thoughts on is it worth it to spend extra $$ on the AWD w/ Tech package as opposed to the FWD w/Tech package???
What can I reasonably expect to pay for the AWD w/Tech? It seems like right now they're selling very close to MSRP.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
#13001 of 13267 Re: 2014 MDX Production Problems? [irishys17]
Aug 17, 2013 (9:42 am)
I would certainly think the deals will be better later in the year. I wouldn't be surprised if the resale on the later models rebounds a bit once all the '13 models are cleared out. I would start looking a few months before you lease is up. Surely you'll be further ahead on a '14 vs today. AWD vs FWD is far too personal of a feature to provide input. It all depends on what you need.